Re: [RFT] Support for ~2144 SCSI discs

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 19:48:44 EST

Mike Anderson writes:
> In previous experiments trying to connect up to 512 devices we
> switched to vmalloc because the static nature of sd.c's allocation
> exceeds 128k which I assumed was the max for kmalloc YMMV.

Yes, I figure on switching to vmalloc() and putting in an
in_interrupt() test in sd_init() to make sure the vmalloc() is safe.

Eric: do you happen to know why there are these GFP_ATOMIC flags?
To my knowledge, nothing calls sd_init() outside of process context.


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